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Re: libc6 2.5 and Etch

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Banck" <mbanck@debian.org>
To: <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
Cc: <debian-hurd@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: libc6 2.5 and Etch

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 01:27:07PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
We plan to upload [glibc-2.5] right after the release of etch.

This version works on all architectures, but m68k, hurd and hppa which
don't have TLS support.

For hppa the work is almost done, I am currently building the packages
(but on a slow machine) to test them.

For m68k and hurd, I have sent a mail to the porters a few months ago, I
haven't received any answer. Maybe we should have to drop those
architectures, at least temporarily.

Speaking for the Hurd porters, we know that this needs to be done, but
so far nobody either had enough time or enough skill to do the necessary
work for it.


I have looked at it pretty in-depth. Unfortunately as most of you know it is way outside of my skillset. :-(


"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." Rich Cook.

Barry deFreese (aka bddebian)

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